Honeybees are really hairy, so they can carry as much pollen as possible

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Honeybees have almost three million hairs on their tiny bodies. Each hair is strategically placed to carry pollen and also to brush it off. Researchers at Georgia Tech used high-speed footage of tethered bees covered in pollen to see how these hairs work. David Hu, an assistant professor in the School of Biological Sciences, was a co-author of the study. The Georgia Tech Urban Honey Bee Project assisted in the research. 

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College of Sciences

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Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics
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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, David Hu, honeybees, Georgia Tech Urban Honey Bee Project, pollen, hair
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
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  • Created On: Apr 12, 2017 - 12:04pm
  • Last Updated: Apr 12, 2017 - 12:04pm